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23 January 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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The new issue of Empire hits shelves this week (Thursday January 26, fact fans) and it's a doozy. We've turned all Nick Fury and assembled The Avengers in the shape of four barnstorming superhero covers. Take your pick of Black Widow, Thor, Iron Man and Captain America. Awesome, non?

The greatest gathering of superpower in movie history takes place inside the issue. It's an exclusive, access-all-areas set report from the Marvel blockbuster's Cleveland set. Empire caught up with the whole crew, as well as a certain villain of the piece. "He knows who he is now, and what his powers are," says Tom Hiddleston of Loki. "In order for The Avengers to come together, Loki has to be more menacing, and all of his malevolence is founded in a completely delusional dream."

Alongside the mighty Avengers, there's a second helping of Jeremy Renner - this time swapping bow for handgun in Bourne Legacy - a world-exclusive report on The Hunger Games, and we reunite the cast of American Pie for a must-see photoshoot. All this movie magic is onsale when this month's Empire hits newsstands on Thursday.
 

 

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Can we buy it form here? Because im in New Zealand these wont come here and I need a way to purchase them. More

Posted by KMWilson at 10:20 on 12 June 2012 | Report This Post

I only have one thing to say. Where is Loki's cover? More

Posted by BlueStarSapphire at 03:38 on 28 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Scarlett
Went for Cap A in the end. Good Avengers article, sets the scene well for the summer. More

Posted by JIm R at 16:39 on 26 January 2012 | Report This Post

Scarlett
wonder how many will buy her cover? More

Posted by spark1 at 13:37 on 26 January 2012 | Report This Post

Scarlett
wonder how many will buy her cover? More

Posted by spark1 at 13:36 on 26 January 2012 | Report This Post

Photoshop failures!
Speaking of Photoshop failures, check out the Dark Knight Rises bat sign shown through falling debris...terrible job, were they pissed? Check at this website for a decent Iron Man shot, bobble heads rule! www.twistedkoalacomics.co.uk/toonfolk More

Posted by Fozola at 13:29 on 26 January 2012 | Report This Post

Photoshop failures!
Speaking of Photoshop failures, check out the Dark Knight Rises bat sign shown through falling debris...terrible job, were they pissed? Check at this website for a decent Iron Man shot, bobble heads rule! www.twistedkoalacomics.co.uk/toonfolk More

Posted by Fozola at 13:29 on 26 January 2012 | Report This Post

iron man suit fail
Fail with the iron man suit. not the current one! More

Posted by DragonWolf_98 at 23:23 on 25 January 2012 | Report This Post

I know he's not strictly speaking a superhero but would like to see a Hawkeye cover. Can never get enough pics of Jeremy Renner :D More

Posted by kinkykeeks at 17:43 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WHO CAN USE PHOTOSHOP PROPERLY??
Honestly Empire - stop using cheap graduates and get some decent crew in. More

Posted by The Watcher at 11:14 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

I will be going for the Captain America cover. But it's strange that Empire does so many articles on bad photoshopping... then does exactly the same thing... More

Posted by Jeff 8 at 00:16 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

I will be going for the Captain America cover. The blue looks good. But strange that Empire does so many articles on bad photoshopping - then does exactly the same with their front cover... More

Posted by Jeff 8 at 00:15 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

I will be going for the Captain America cover. The blue looks good. But strange that Empire does so many articles on bad photoshopping - then does exactly the same with their front cover... More

Posted by Jeff 8 at 00:14 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

I will be going for the Captain America cover. The blue looks good. But strange that Empire does so many articles on bad photoshopping - then does exactly the same with their front cover... More

Posted by Jeff 8 at 00:14 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Wheres the Hulk?
Why doesnt ol'greenskin have a cover? More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 22:48 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Thor owns it!
L: Rgirvan44 I don't get what is so exciting - it isn't as if these guys haven't been on Empire covers in the last two years or anything.. ndeed - and the previous Thor cover was a lot better. Good to see a woman on an Empire cover for once though. More

Posted by Darth Marenghi at 22:37 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Thor owns it!
I don't get what is so exciting - it isn't as if these guys haven't been on Empire covers in the last two years or anything.. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 20:41 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

Thor owns it!
Thor looks too bad-ass!!! And good to see the traditional chest piece back in the new suit rather than the triangular Mark VI... More

Posted by down4orce at 20:35 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Lousy composite of publicity photos downloaded off imdb
r Thior for me, not decided yet. More

Posted by JIm R at 20:26 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

Lousy composite of publicity photos downloaded off imdb
I was hoping for a different image for the subs only cover, but no. All we get is the exact same four shots, as supplied by the studio, comped together. Is your photographer away on the piste and you had to get a work experience kid to find something on the web? Oh, and the lighting doesn't match at all. Which is ironic given black widow's left hand is squeezing the trigger. Had this image already been flipped? More

Posted by Ulmaceae at 19:59 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Thor all the way
I'm getting the Thor cover. More

Posted by Spaldron at 19:36 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Widow over HULK?
L: EdwardsJ Poor Call Empire. Poor Call. 'd take Scarlett Johansson over Mark Ruffalo. More

Posted by Whistler at 19:24 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH! The cover of empire is from yet another comic book movie. really? Really. REALLY. Please count back and and see for yourselves if I am right or wrong. More

Posted by noelozz at 19:01 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

Widow over HULK?
Poor Call Empire. Poor Call. More

Posted by EdwardsJ at 17:30 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

Widow over HULK?
Poor Call Empire. Poor Call. More

Posted by EdwardsJ at 17:30 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

Iron Man's wrong suit?
Isn't that the suit in the first Iron Man film? I just watched the trailer again, and he is wearing the suit from the 2nd film. More

Posted by chowman at 17:09 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

Iron Man's wrong suit?
Isn't that the suit in the first Iron Man film? I just watched the trailer again, and he is wearing the suit from the 2nd film. More

Posted by chowman at 17:09 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

Iron Man's wrong suit?
Isn't that the suit in the first Iron Man film? I just watched the trailer again, and he is wearing the suit from the 2nd film. More

Posted by chowman at 17:08 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

Iron Man's wrong suit?
Isn't that the suit in the first Iron Man film? I just watched the trailer again, and he is wearing the suit from the 2nd film. More

Posted by chowman at 17:08 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

Please!!
This issue will be my first subscribers edition, so I beg that I get Robert Downey Jr/Iron Man. Please! I don't mind the rest, just as long as I don't get Scarlett.... not Scarlett More

Posted by Charlotteknowsfilms at 16:47 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

Where is Loki?
I would have liked to see Loki and Hulk cover :( More

Posted by iamlivra at 16:27 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

I know he isn't an Avenger, but I want LOKI! More

Posted by Youshouldberunning at 16:20 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

I know he isn't an Avenger, but I want LOKI! More

Posted by Youshouldberunning at 16:20 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

I get my Empire mags put to one side for me so...
I won't get to choose. Bloody hope it's NOT Black flippin' Widow. I want Thor or capt America. More

Posted by Cyberleader at 16:10 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

WHERE IS LOKI'S FRONT COVER
as much as I love all these covers- why is Scarlett Johannson on the front of Empire...she's not a superhero, but the Black Widow AN AGENT...also where the hell is Loki..PLUS where is the Hulk...Mark Ruffalo is more of a superhero than Scarlett...no offence darling! More

Posted by megank13 at 15:40 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

Hate when ....
...Superheros take off their masks/helmets/cowls etc....vain buggers. More

Posted by danbo1138 at 15:35 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

Good covers, but...
The subscriber one is a bit of a photoshop nightmare. Its the four above mushed together. Not to mention thats a Tony Stark Avengers head, shopped with an Iron Man 1/2 suit. Heres what looks like the proper image of Tony Stark...http://coronacomingattractions.com/news/avenger s-assemble-magazine-cover I dont get why?? More

Posted by piccolo135 at 14:36 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

Widow not Hulk??
I'm hoping the subscribers cover is our pal Ruffalo turning a bit green. More

Posted by veedlemonster at 14:31 on 23 January 2012 | Report This Post

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